iCade Mobile, iPhone Counterpart of Popular System, Now Shipping

Ion Audio have pioneered many innovative projects. Most specifically is their widely successful iCade Cabinet which nostalgically transforms the iPad into a native arcade gaming cabinet. A few months ago, the company teased multiple new products geared towards the iPhone, iPad and both – one of those, namely the iCade Mobile, has begun to ship.

Announced just a few months ago, the iCade Mobile is a bluetooth case optimized for the iPhone – by housing your device, it turns your phone into a unit similar to the original PSP aesthetically. You’ll be able to use the setup’s incorporated read buttons and directional pad to play various App Store originals that utilize the iCade’s API.

With iCade Mobile, gamers using iPhone or iPod touch finally have a true tactile controller. While touch screens are great for some games, when it comes to mastering intense combat, racing, or adventure games it helps to have more than a touch screen. That’s the problem iCade Mobile solves—it gives gamers all the tactile controls they need for mobile gaming: a four-way directional pad, action buttons and four triggers, each designed to withstand even the most fierce button mashing. And iCade Mobile’s cradle for iPhone or iPod touch conveniently swivels and locks into horizontal or vertical viewing positions, allowing each game to be played and viewed the right way.

You can pick up the iCade Mobile over at ThinkGeek or Ion Audio’s online store. The device currently supports over 400 quality games for iOS.

Let us know if you decide to check it out.